“Thank you so much for being here. I know your time is valuable and I really appreciate …” If I never hear this presentation introduction again, I’ll be a happy woman. Although it’s tempting to start “safe”, the challenge with this intro is it’s benign and puts you in a…Read more
Sharing stories during a presentation or meeting can be a powerful way to inspire and clarify. AND you need to prepare first. If you are tempted to “wing it” watch this video!
Here’s to us transforming presentations, one at a time.
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When I’m in the audience of a presentation or workshop and my mind starts to drift- as soon as I hear the words “so, for example…” my brain kicks in and my ears perk up. Why? Because I’m about to hear a real-life scenario (story). And real life stories bring…Read more
I don’t believe in the “perfect” presentation. We all have our own styles and structures. Some that fail dismally and others that work beautifully. I’ve seen both this month. Both were delivered by experts in their field; experts with graduate degrees. The first presenter dumped everything they knew about the subject…Read more
In my earlier years of presenting and training, the weakest link was my ending. Hyper-conscious of time, I would rush my ending with an uninspired “OK, that’s it… thanks!” I’m exaggerating here – but not by much. Fast forward to today and I put much more thought into how I…Read more